After breakfast at the hotel, by car from Mandalay to Hill Station Pyin Oo Lwin (68 km, 1 and half hour drive) – which is over 1000 meter above sea-level. It is well known for its colonial style houses with large compound and pine tree and check in Hotel. Afterwards, visit National Kandawgyi Park where various kinds of trees and multi colored flowers are in abundance, offering magnificent views. Take a new experience on horse-cart around the Market place in downtown and colonial buildings. Lunch at local restaurant (settle by client). In the afternoon, visit to Pwe-kauk waterfall, relaxing a few minutes under shady trees. Overnight in Pyin Oo Lwin.
Today, we shall drive to the rail way station to take the train to Naung Pain crossing the old bridge built by the Pennsylvania Steel Company in the British raj in 1901 over the deep gorge and it is called the Gokteik Viaduct. The train departs at about 0830 and we shall get off at Naung Pain as we shall have crossed the bridge and it takes about 4 hrs. On the way, you can see the beautiful scenery and famous Gote Hteik Via-duct. Drive to Thibaw (Hsipaw). Upon arrival Hsipaw, transfer to the Hotel. After refreshment, walking tour around in the city and you may visit the Old Palace of the Prince of Hsipaw if opens. Overnight in Hsipaw.
After breakfast at hotel, take soft Trekking for couple of Hours through seasonal vegetable crop and rice paddy, Tai (Shan) village. Get on boat from one of the river side village instead of walking back all the way to town, to enjoy beautiful sightseeing of the Dotthawaddy River. Overnight in Hsipaw.
Begin a walk from Hotel along flat path through TAI (SHAN) Villages and seasonal vegetable crops, rice paddy along natural spring
and stream for 1 hour to reach foot-hill. Walk up along steady uphill path through hill crops and Tai villages at lower part of mountain for couple of hours to reach PALAUNG (minority) village and have lunch break.
After local lunch, walk for sightseeing around in the village and Walk back to hotel along the path which local guide will choose different way and village for some part of trek. Overnight in Hsipaw.
After Breakfast, we shall sightseeing around Hsipaw and drive back to Mandalay (about 8 hrs). On the way back to Mandalay, stop at Kyaukme for short visit & taking photo. Arrive Mandalay and transfer to your hotel.
Mr Miroslaw (5th MAR 19)
MR. PAUL METCALFE (14 JAN 18 – 25 JAN 18)
MR. PASCAL THIERY & PARTY (14 JAN 18 – 30 JAN 18)
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